Division Leibniz Competition
Leibniz Association
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Leibniz Competition 2018

The funding programmes of the Leibniz Competition 2018 are as follows:

Leibniz Best Minds:

Leibniz Collaborative Excellence:

Leibniz Transfer:

Application procedure

The application procedure for the Leibniz Competition 2018 will begin with an expression of interest during the period of 3 April 2017 to 10 April 2017, and will end at 5 pm on 22 May 2017 with the submission of the completed application. Applications will be submitted via an electronic application procedure.


The selection session of the Senate Competition Committee (SAW) will be held on 27 and 28 September 2017; the final funding decisions for the Leibniz Competition 2018 will be made by the senate on 29 November 2017.

Start and completion

The projects are scheduled to start on 1 January 2018. A later project start-date ranging up to 1 July 2018 and a corresponding extension of the funding duration is possible.